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December 3, 2015

How to Provide Senior Assistance in the Home 

Home is where the heart is, and in many cases, seniors want to remain in the comfort of their home as they age. However, some cannot live alone because they are not able to maintain their home, they have mobility problems or they need personal care services. That's where you come into play. You can be a caregiver or hire senior assistance in the home with a provider such as Comfort Keepers to help your loved one stay safe and comfortable at home.

Providing senior assistance in the home can be a very trying and difficult process. If you cannot get professionally-trained in-home help (nurses, personal care or medical care) for any reason, an alternative is for you to take control and become the caregiver. You may only need to be a source for transportation or help with housekeeping. Some other tasks you may need to perform include grooming, help with bathing, preparing meals or assistance with dressing. This may be an especially demanding job if you have a life of your own with kids, work and extracurricular activities. Luckily, there are ways to do it all! If you are overwhelmed and need a break, respite care--which Comfort Keepers offers--is a great way to get a few spare moments to yourself while your loved one is being looked after.

If you don't have the time or are unable to attend to the needs for your senior, hiring an in-home trained professional is also a great way to provide your seniors with assistance in the home. Many of these trained professionals provide a wide range of services that will help your senior age peacefully and comfortably. Some of the services they provide are:

  • Companionship
  • Meal Preparation
  • Laundry
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Grocery Shopping/Errands
  • Medication Reminders
  • Personal Care Services (bathing, dressing, mobility assistance, etc.) 
  • Specialized Care (dementia and Alzheimer's care etc.)  

Providing your senior assistance in the home is crucial. Without the help of outside professionals, it may be demanding and wear on you physically and mentally. Fortunately, there are ways to make sure you and your loved one are happy and safe.

For more information on what other services Comfort Keepers can provide you in your area, contact us today.

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